Wendy Parker

The four-barrel carburetor of coffee makers

Wendy revisits the subject of the French press for on-the-road coffee making. in part with "Daily Rant" blogger Salena Lettera. ...

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Why shoes matter

Allegory, anyone? "The only flaw Karen had was the occasional habit of buying cheap shoes, and even worse, talking her friends into buying cheap shoes."

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Notes on self-care

Dealing with stress with some me time: “Well, I'm sitting under my desk with the cat, a bag of marshmallows and a fuzzy blanket. In my world, that's perfectly fine, but I feel like others may judge the situation harshly.” ...

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MATS2GATS lives again!

The MATS2GATS fitness challenge, an idea from James Crowley of Texomatic pictures, returns this year, challenging drivers to take the months in between MATS and GATS to improve their health and physical condition.

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Still got it, after all these years

In which Wendy tells Lee Greenwood he makes her cry: "I'm no good under pressure. I'm much better when I can sit down and write things, except 99 percent of the time I'm writing them after the fact, and they're actually considered 'apologies' and not 'blog posts.'"

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Don’t use Marty Robbins as a navigator

"Sometimes, Marty Robbins lies and life on the road is hard."

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‘Burnin’ Down the Old School’ — MATS, here we come

Looking forward to all the haps at MATS this week -- a new Bill Weaver EP, Tony Justice's show and much more on Wendy's agenda.

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YouTubers getting the attention of new truckers

Meet Will "Lil' Dawg" Kling and Matt "Little Guy" Eso, trucking Youtubers on a mission to entertain and inform the next generation of owner-ops and drivers. "

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Hours of service and the need for flexibility: What docs, nurses and truckers have in common

Parallels in nursing and trucking hours regs and practices, as the debate over flexibility continues in both: "None of the issues regarding sleep-deprived safety will be solved with a one-size-fits-all rule, in any industry, as long as human beings are doing the jobs."

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What is the cash value of a monkey, sir?

George: "There was a sign. I read the sign before I told them I'd rather have the cash value of a monkey than an actual monkey if I won.” He neglected to add, “Like some people I know would have,” but it was implied.

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